Fixed Short Rise Lifts

Fixed short rise lifts are especially useful in allowing access for disabled people into places that not so long ago felt almost like forbidden territory. They can be portable (or mobile), in the case of vehicles, stages and other temporary structures, while buildings and permanent structures usually require fixed short rise lifts.

Short Presentation to Fixed Short Rise Lifts

Probably one of the most useful inventions to help out disabled people, ever since modern society started legislating and actively caring to improve their life, short rise lifts in general and fixed short rise lifts in particular manage to turn an act that was once hell (the simple act of climbing some stairs – which for people in wheelchairs and their companions is exceedingly difficult) into a simple case of pushing buttons.

Fixed short rise lifts are especially used in public buildings, since the British legislation forbids discrimination against disabled people and states that their access to services, products and employment should not in any way be restricted by their disability. Offices, hospitals, stores and museums, even apartment buildings sport them. They are rather easily installed and used and are considerably more comfortable compared to another option that is occasionally proposed – ramps.

Practical Aspects of Fixed Short Rise Lifts

Unlike with elevators, fixed short rise lift providers usually need to be rather creative in design. This is due to the fact that fixed short rise lifts are usually included into buildings and houses that were not designed to contain them – unlike elevators which are designed with the building and for which the building has a special slot available. This has led to an increased practical approach and preference for space economy – which is one of the main reasons for short rise lifts being among the most easily installable transportation devices available.

Compared to ramps, fixed short rise lifts require considerably less space, mainly the space required is simply the one to fit a wheelchair and a couple of extra inches. This fact makes fixed short rise lifts more easily adaptable to whatever type of building you are trying to implement it in. Also, short rise lifts make it possible to lift the wheelchair at much higher levels, compared to ramps that have practical limitations in relation to how high they can get. In theory, short rise lifts can go as high as four meters (around 13 feet), although necessity of that is very rare. Usually, short rise lifts are installed in the case of short stairs, making their usual height around 2-3 feet.

Normally, fixed short rise lift providers offer complete packages but they are also usually flexible in adapting the packages to the necessities of the building that will include the lift. Various options are available, such as platform lifts or scissor lifts, from complicated extra-secure lifts to low-cost extra simple solutions, based on your budget but also the building and the staircases that need to be completed with the lift. They also have the extra bonus, in the case of public use, of being able to be used also for carrying goods (usually through carts), if necessary.

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